Shree 420

Dir. Raj Kapoor | 177 min
Narrative India 1955 Hindi with English subtitles

Saturday, May 122:15 PM AFI Silver Theatre Pre-Sale Only*

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

One of the masterpieces of 1950s Bombay cinema, Raj Kapoor directs and stars as an honest country youth who comes to Bombay in search of work and quickly discovers that honesty is not much of an asset in the big city.

Featuring an evocative performance by Nadira (Farhat Ezekiel) whose achievements as a Jewish woman in Bollywood are detailed in Shalom Bollywood. In Shree 420, she plays the vamp–chasing men, drinking, and gambling, in a case of life imitating art.

Co-presented by Sephardic Heritage International DC (SHIN DC)



  • [an] immensely successful tale of the triumph of Gandhian good over evilTime Out



This event finished on May 13, 2018.